StreetshotZ No Expiration Date


A #NoExpireDate #SocialActionArt Project Feeding and housing our neighbors by inspiring your donations with art gifts. You can receive #StreetshotZ, the photo book, for your generous support of housing or food insecure programs serving our community. Two ways to help: PDF or Photobook Options. PDF: Send a copy of your thank you letter to art@wpaa.tv … Continue reading StreetshotZ No Expiration Date

#InformationLiteracy Resolution


Leaning in to our birthright and purpose. Resolution adopted 10.5.2020 WHEREAS, Wallingford Public Access Association, Inc. (WPAA-TV and Community Media Center), a non-profit 501©3 operating in the Town of Wallingford CT as the designated Cable Access Provider since July 28, 1993 [as reaffirmed by the franchising authority in Docket #08-04-09 in accordance with CT. Agencies … Continue reading #InformationLiteracy Resolution

Information Literacy According to Freeman


All of us carry bias. Our beliefs and opinions are influenced … When we first meet someone, we already have a narrative we tell about them, just by looking at them.  DANA STACHOWIAK Literacy Now Acts of Journalism, Acts of Literacy Journalists must check their biases daily As best they can. The Fourth Estate Journalism … Continue reading Information Literacy According to Freeman

Hercules Arrived in the Neighborhood 5 Years Ago


Public Art has a whole new value in the time of Covid-19, at least in this tiger’s neighborhood. But we always knew it was a destination spot. Even Triple AAA agrees. Ryan Christenson, a local mural artist, widely known as ARCY began touring the nation painting murals in 2015. Finding a welcoming spot in his … Continue reading Hercules Arrived in the Neighborhood 5 Years Ago

Better, But …


We can be better. But “Great Again?” They may be slanderous words. When were our doors open so often, our schedule of programs so diverse, our rooms so filled with civic and creative use? Never. Our performance on nearly every possible ranking continues to trend upward sometimes doubling prior periods. Tell me exactly what is … Continue reading Better, But …

Trolls


Will things get better or worse or is incivility status quo? Public discourse, Rich Hanley, Quinnipiac University associate journalism professor said, is “a huge chunk of civic society” but online discourse often devolves into “a cycle of rage people get caught up in.” The rage, foul language and lack of empathy is nothing new, … and was clear … Continue reading Trolls

More than TV – Make Movies


If you are a filmmaker and want to know more about opportunities at WPAA-TV check out the guidelines at Film Initiative at studioW.  Or consider participating in our 3-minute movie challenges throughout the year. 3-Minute Movie Challenge   The program More.Than.TV Make Movies is now three times a year. It includes underwriting qualifying films for … Continue reading More than TV – Make Movies

Successful Filmmaker Initiative Launched


StudioW Film Program: Filmmaker Support Initiative The largest 2017 film project The Sparrow Falling involved over 80 talented community volunteers including writers, actors, stage crew and video production and effects. The bulk of the filming was done over an eight month period with dates or consecutive days reserved for shoots ranging from 2 to 18 … Continue reading Successful Filmmaker Initiative Launched